The Ten Week Challenge Syllabus

I walked people through a ten week challenge, using the following syllabus.

Week 1 - Sugar-free
Week 2 - Whole grains
Week 3 - Wild-caught fish and grass-fed meats
Week 4 - Raw dairy
Week 5 - The microwave
Week 6 - Fats and oils
Week 7 - Cultured and fermented foods
Week 8 - Local and organic produce
Week 9 - Processed foods
Week 10 - Implementing lifestyle changes

Visit my Recipe Index over at Going Green in a Pink World.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Week 4 Shopping List

We'll be learning about the benefits of raw dairy this week. Here's the list if you're following the meal plans!

whole chicken
1lb ground beef

1 bag small onions (about 6)
1 bag carrots
1 bunch celery
several potatoes
*items to put in muffins AND crepes (cranberries, blueberries, apples etc.)
1 medium zucchini
2 lemons
1 bunch broccoli

2-3 seeded Anaheim (for mild vegetarian chili) or jalapeno (for hot vegetarian chili) peppers

Canned or Dried Items
2-3 c millet
whole wheat berries (if grinding your own flour) or WW flour
3 cups dried lentils OR dried peas
3 16oz cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
Oatmeal (try steel cut!)
jar of tahini (or if making homemade, 2 c sesame seeds)

Note on beans:
Most people do not want to soak and cook beans. If you fall into that category, canned beans are an option. Try to buy organic, no salt added. If you would like to save a little money and soak and cook your own beans, you'll need ROUGHLY half of the amount of dried beans to equal the amount cooked. For example, about 3/4 c dried beans equals 1 can. I always make more though - beans are versatile and full of protein and nutrients.

1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
2 cans chick peas

~2 c (raw) Parmesan or Cheddar cheese
cage free eggs
naturally sweetened or plain yogurt (Seven Stars Farm, Hawthorne Family Farm)
organic cream cheese BUT--
**homemade cream cheese can be made by letting your yogurt sit for 12 hours with cheesecloth and a bowl

..and does anyone want some raw milk?? Post a comment and let me know.

Other staples
coconut oil (favorite source - Mountain Rose Herbs: $41 for 1 gallon of unrefined or $22 for refined, which will last forever!)
Rapadura - unrefined sugar
spices: cumin, oregano, turmeric, coriander, allspice


  1. hey- where do you get your rapadura?

  2. i'm sure if i bought in bulk or shopped around, i might be able to find a better deal, but i buy it from either Whole Foods or my local health food store. I know they sell it at Shaw's and Stop and Shop (I'm in Mass...) in their "natural" section. i don't go through it too fast, so i usually buy the 1-2 pound bag for around $2-4.